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Costa Rica Seeks Investigation of Immigrant Bribes to Nicaraguan Military

Costa Rica Seeks Investigation of Immigrant Bribes to Nicaraguan Military

Costa Rica's Foreign Ministry asked Nicaragua to investigate the case of immigrants from that country paying suspected bribes to the Nicaraguan military for help in entering Costa Rica illegally. continue reading »

Costa Rica Arrests 2 Men Carrying Over $1 Million Concealed in Truck

Costa Rica Arrests 2 Men Carrying Over $1 Million Concealed in Truck

Costa Rican authorities announced Tuesday the arrest of a man and his son, both Costa Rican citizens, who were intending to enter the country from Nicaragua carrying more than $1 million in cash hidden inside a truck. continue reading »

Endangered Sea Turtle Rescued from Poachers in Costa Rica

Endangered Sea Turtle Rescued from Poachers in Costa Rica

Police rescued a leatherback sea turtle from the vehicle of poachers who planned to sell the animal for its meat, Costa Rica's Security Ministry said. continue reading »

Farmers Warn of Drought in Pacific Region of Costa Rica

Farmers Warn of Drought in Pacific Region of Costa Rica

Costa Rica's National Agriculture and Agroindustry Chamber, or CNAA, expressed concern over the lack of rainfall in the Pacific province of Guanacaste, a prolonged dry spell attributed to the El NiƱo weather phenomenon that is causing losses in the agriculture, ranching and aquaculture sectors. continue reading »

Costa Rican Police Release 4 Nicaraguans Suspected of Raping U.S. Tourist

Costa Rican Police Release 4 Nicaraguans Suspected of Raping U.S. Tourist

Four Nicaraguans suspected of raping a U.S. tourist in northern Costa Rica were released Wednesday after the 19-year-old victim declined to witness a lineup, authorities said Wednesday. continue reading »

Costa Rica Arrests 4 Nicaraguans in Rape of U.S. Tourist

Costa Rica Arrests 4 Nicaraguans in Rape of U.S. Tourist

Costa Rican authorities on Tuesday arrested four Nicaraguans as suspects in the rape of a young U.S. tourist who said she had been attacked by several men. continue reading »

The Netherlands Head to Semifinals, Knock Out Costa Rica in Penalties

The Netherlands Head to Semifinals, Knock Out Costa Rica in Penalties

The Netherlands prevailed over Costa Rica 4-3 on penalties here Saturday in their World Cup quarterfinal after a scoreless 120-plus minutes that featured an epic performance by Ticos' goalkeeper Keylor Navas. continue reading »

Costa Rica Beats Italy, Secures Spot in Next Round

Costa Rica Beats Italy, Secures Spot in Next Round

Surprising Costa Rica upset Italy 1-0 in Recife Friday to guarantee themselves a berth in the World Cup round of 16 for only the second time. continue reading »

Costa Rica Delivers First World Cup Upset, Defeats Uruguay

Costa Rica Delivers First World Cup Upset, Defeats Uruguay

Costa Rica upset all expectations Saturday with a surprise 3-1 win over a stunned Uruguay in the Group D kickoff at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. continue reading »

Intel Plans “Mega Laboratory” to Test Products in Costa Rica

Intel Plans “Mega Laboratory” to Test Products in Costa Rica

Costa Rica's government and Intel Corp. said the U.S.-based tech giant planned to open a "mega laboratory" in the Central American country to test new products. continue reading »

Experts Baffled By Sea Lions in Costa Rica

Experts Baffled By Sea Lions in Costa Rica

Two sea lions, observed last week in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Costa Rica, surprised tourists and experts for being a species rarely seen in Central America. continue reading »

Costa Rica Teach Strike Enters Its Third Week

Costa Rica Teach Strike Enters Its Third Week

Costa Rica's public school teachers completed Monday their third week on strike over delays in payment that have continued for the last three months. continue reading »

Municipal Workers in Costa Rica Capital on Strike

Municipal Workers in Costa Rica Capital on Strike

Municipal employees in the Costa Rican capital went on strike Monday to demand the cancelation of a 2010 contract that outsourced garbage collection to a private company. continue reading »

Evo Morales says Costa Rica Interested in Bolivia Gas

Evo Morales says Costa Rica Interested in Bolivia Gas

Bolivian President Evo Morales said he met in Costa Rica with a group of business leaders who "begged" the Andean nation to ship $500,000 worth of natural gas annually to Central America. continue reading »

Teachers on Strike Optimistic About New Costa Rican President

Teachers on Strike Optimistic About New Costa Rican President

Hundreds of striking teachers gathered Friday at Costa Rica's presidential palace, where they were received by Education Minister Sonia Marta Mora as new head of state Luis Guillermo Solis sought to set a different tone. continue reading »